Server management reimagined with Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center in Azure

This new capability allows you to manage the Windows Server OS running on Azure IaaS seamlessly and at a more granular level. Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal is available to customers running Windows Server 2016, 2019, or 2022 virtual machines.

Hybrid management with Azure

Integrate your on-premises servers with Azure in just a few clicks. Leverage the power of Azure for monitoring, storage, backup, disaster recovery, and more.

Modern server management

Simplify server administration with streamlined server management tools. Configure and troubleshoot your servers and manage Windows Server workloads remotely from a web browser. Use it to manage any version, from 2012 to 2022 and Azure Stack HCI.

A performance monitor dashboard in Windows Admin Center.

Manage Windows Servers from Azure

Gain greater oversight of your Windows Servers straight from the Azure portal. Here are just some of the benefits: 

  • True granular virtual machine management
  • Perform maintenance tasks with the same familiar Windows Admin Center UI
  • Get the support infrastructure that provides reliability for all other Azure services

Simplify server management

Manage all your server environments with familiar yet modernized tools, such as the reimagined Server Manager and streamlined MMC tools, from a single, browser-based, graphical user interface. Admins can manage Windows Server instances anywhere: on-premises, in Azure, or in any cloud.
A Performance Monitor workspace in Windows Admin Center.
The Azure Security Center displaying alerts in Windows Admin Center.

Operate hybrid seamlessly

Extend on-premises deployments of Windows Server to the cloud by using the Azure hybrid services found in Windows Admin Center. Use Azure for: 

  • Backup and disaster recovery
  • Additional capacity for compute, file servers and storage
  • Centralized management for monitoring, threat protection and update management

Streamline HCI management

Streamline setup of Azure Stack HCI or Windows Server 2019 hyperconverged systems. Use simplified workflows to create and manage VMs, Storage Spaces Direct volumes, Software-Defined Networking, and more.
Streamlined volume data being displayed in Windows Admin Center.
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Partner solutions for your server

Use partner extensions to view the health and manage hardware devices for server and Azure Stack HCI solutions. Also monitor and track changes in your datacenter with software partner solutions.

Resources to help you get started

Explore Windows Admin Center documentation

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What’s new in Windows Admin Center 2103

Windows Admin Center, your favorite server management tool, is now generally available in version 2103. Learn all about the enhancements full of demos.

Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal.

How to use Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal

You can now manage Windows Servers from the Azure portal with Windows Admin Center. In this "how-to" video you will learn how to do just that in just a few clicks!

Windows Server Summit 2020

Check out our most recent Windows Server Summit on-demand for the latest technical content on Windows Server delivered by our product team.

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Hybrid Event by IT Ops Talks

Watch product experts and engineers talk about the latest in “all things hybrid”, including topics on Windows Server Hybrid deep dive, Windows Admin Center, Azure Arc and many more!

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